Monday, January 24, 2011

How to switch service providers: mobile number portability

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is the process by which, you can shift to another operator, but keep your old number. The number gets ported to the new provider.

To switch from one operator to another send the following text PORT mobile number to 1900.

  • You will get an eight-digit alphanumeric code and expiry date for it. This is the unique porting code.
  • Approach service provider you have opted for with unique code. 
  • Carry address, ID proof/ photograph/ application form with unique code and mobile number. 
  • Complete this process within the expiry date that came with unique code.
  • Operator will take request to mobile portability clearing house. 
  • Clearing house will get your number deactivated from existing provider and activate new one.
  • You will then get text from new provider mentioning date and time when phone will go through a no-service period.
  • when switching of service providers will happen. Phone will be out of use for couple of hours between 12pm and 5am.

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